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Goals and Objectives

The Northwest Corridor Transit Study will build upon and expand on the findings and recommendations outlined in the Initial Feasibility Study for Commuter Rail between Clarksville and Nashville prepared in 2008 and determine if different alternatives and solutions should be explored.

The goals and objectives for the study will be presented and discussed as part of the initial round of public meetings, scheduled to be held in April 2015. Two additional rounds of public meetings are planned during later phases of the study process.

Goals

  • Provide more transit options in the study area
  • Reduce and/or stem the rate of growth of anticipated traffic congestion on Interstate 24
  • Enhance mobility/access to jobs and services
  • Protect and enhance the environment, improve the quality of life, and promote consistency between transportation improvements
  • Build upon and enhance the existing transit networks
  • Promote economic vitality of communities along the corridor
  • Produce a plan for the community that has broad support
  • Create a cost effective transit option
  • Identify viable funding tools and strategies for construction and maintenance costs

Objectives

  • Identify existing transportation related problems and deficiencies within the study area
  • Collect data and work with the community and stakeholders to better understand issues, needs, opportunities and challenges
  • Engage with the public, stakeholders, agencies, and other governmental entities to discover and articulate shared values and goals
  • Develop long-term transit improvement options that address and solve the identified problems and deficiencies to address the identified issues and goals
  • Assess impacts and effectiveness of implementing proposed improvements
  • Recommend a preferred option(s) for future project development